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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics

From: Patient factors associated with waiting time to pediatric rheumatologist consultation for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

CharacteristicNumber (%) or Median (IQR)
Demographics & Patient Location
 Female116 (70.7)
 Age at diagnosis8.0 (3.5, 12.0)
 Caucasian Ethnicity118 (72.0)
 Calgary (within city limits)102 (62.2)
 Outside of Calgary (outside of city limits)62 (37.8)
 Rural18 (11.0)
 Urban146 (89.0)
 Network Distance to pediatric center (Km)22.8 (13.5, 127.8)
Baseline Disease Characteristics
 Number of Patients with > 4 Swollen Joints, n = 16055 (34.4)
 Median Number of Swollen joints, n = 1602.0 (1.0, 6.0)
 Number of Patients with > 4 aActive Joints, n = 16058 (36.3)
 Median Number of aActive joints, n = 1602.0 (1.0, 6.0)
 Pain VAS (0–100)37.0 (19.0, 64.0)
 Physician VAS (0–100)36.0 (24.0, 60.0)
 Positive ANA, n = 15676 (48.7)
 Positive HLA-B27, n = 13520 (14.8)
 Positive RF, n = 1498 (5.4)
 Positive Anti-CCP, n = 816 (7.4)
 CRP mg/dL, n = 1561.7 (1.0, 9.6)
 ESR mm/hr., n = 15111.0 (5.0, 32.0)
  1. ANA Anti-nuclear antibody, Anti-CCP Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, HLA-B27 Human Leucocyte Antigen-B27, Km Kilometers, RF Rheumatoid factor, VAS Visual analog scale
  2. aActive joints include joints which are swollen joints AND joints with pain and limited range of motion not caused for other reasons. This applies to joints including hips, temporomandibular joints where you cannot see swelling easily on exam